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Aug 1, 2013 5:00pm EDT
exempt exempt status with additional scrutiny, president obama promised his administration would fully cooperate with conscious in its investigations. he also stated that he directed treasury secretary lew to follow up on the i.r.s.'s inspector general audit to get more information as to how this happened and who was responsible to make sure that the public understood all the facts. i was encouraged by this initial response. as you recall, mr. president, i worked to clear the way for secretary lew's confirmation here in the senate. even though many of my colleagues had expressed legitimate concerns about his nomination. i did so in large part because i believed him when he promised to be fully transparent and cooperative with congress. when the president said that he'd ordered the secretary to get to the bottom of this, i expected him to live up to his promises to do so and to work with us as we try to do the same. imagine my surprise then to hear both the president and secretary lew state over the past week -- say that with our investigations into the i.r.s. targeting, congress was cr
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Aug 27, 2013 10:00am EDT
, as president obama said in may, 2011, seems that there have been undermining social and economic changes in the arab world that have led to demands for more responsive, more accountable and transparent government. the president and many senior officials have said they don't believe stability will return to the middle east until the governments are more transparent, responsible, responsive, accountable and more democratic. the government - talking about see things differently. they see the demand for the democratization coming below in the arab world as a source of instability. it has made them wary about taking even limited steps towards the domestic reform themselves for the year if you give people an inch they would demand a mile. this is presenting an increasing challenge for the united states and its diplomacy in the region. the last point i want to leave you with is about sinai. i think this is the space to watch. when you look at the potential regional threats that could emerge from the e cents today in egypt, syenite is where you are going to see it manifest. now, as i said, the e
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Aug 28, 2013 2:00pm EDT
opposition there was to morsi and the brotherhood. .. president obama is going russia next week. this just getting underway. >> i'll give a sort of brief introduction of them. say that have yet more accomplishments in your biography panel, but it's a all brookings panel. we're proud of. on my far right is steve pfeiffer. he has held every position related to russia. he's been the ambassador to ukraine. he's most recently the author of "the opportunity" which is about new opportunity for arms control. to my right is angela -- stint who is director of the center director on russia, and a nonresident senior fellow here. she has a book coming out in january called "the limit of partnership: u.s.-russia relations." it's a more substantial book than this. and i think, you know, it promises, i guess, to have 85 years worth of pre-- predictions in it. that's very impressive. i look forward to it. [laughter] on my left is cliff who is senior fellow at brookings, and the author of two recent i think very important book you should read. the first is called "mr. putin operative" which is almost a -- p
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2013 2:00pm EDT
-qaeda and affiliates including the daily beast national security correspondent who criticized president obama on handling of al-qaeda. >> with obama, this is a line i came up with. i think that president obama talks like a comparative religion professor and acts like a blackwater executive in the sense that he has really pushed a lot of the war and expanded a lot of the global war on terror, but he's done it, you know, think secret and classified operations, and there's an extraordinary document about a little irnd a year and a half, a year and quarter, and it's, like, a notification to congress, and, yes, we are doing activities in yemen, somalia, and pakistan, and nowhere else. they are complicated partnerships and almost secret wars conducted entirely at the highest classification level. obama's done a lot of that, yet he does not talk about it and has chosen to wage the war in secret, and i would just say this. the thing about doing things under so much secrecy is that just as you expand it and not tell congress and the american people, you can also take it away and not have a debate eith
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2013 2:00pm EDT
. .. the of the conversation with just not among us. also i applaud president obama for his statement on the martin case when he came out of his 17 minute speech from his heart that talked about that because he was able as president of the united states of america and as a black man to convey to people who do not think they are racist the kind of things that happened to him in terms of locked doors and everything. because no one will come out to you and say i made racist. they don't think they are recessed until you actually call them out on something. we need to have more of a discussion. you also need to help your friends as they do things they do not believe that's racist to kind of pull them aside and say now do you know how that made me feel? do you know when you just did? no, i'm not a racist. but you need to tell them and have a discussion in the silo. race is a very uncomfortable thing to talk about. >> do you want to come in here, delia? >> this makes me sad because it goes back to the 150 years how long this is going to take when we think of trayvon martin as a policy response we need to help more
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 9:00am EDT
delay or helping all americans, president obama and his supporters are trying to convince the american people that this health care law is working just fine. once again, the obama administration is lecturing the american people instead of listening to the american people. they think that if they just give more speeches and deliver more sales pitches, that the american people will finally like this law. it's not going to happen. but just look at how far the obama administration is willing to go with its latest sales pitch. last week, cnn reported that the administration called together a bunch of hollywood celebrities, hollywood celebrities to help convince young americans to buy expensive health coverage. mr. president, the youth of america are not going to fall for it, even though many of these hollywood stars are great actors who always remember their lines, young americans understand that obamacare is the wrong script for america. even though some of these stars deliver funnyjection on "saturday night live," they are -- funnyjection on "saturday night live," -- funny jokes on "satur
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 5:00pm EDT
your frustration, my wife is a rabid democrat. i had to endure and obama sign in my front yard. [laughter] what i understand is why we can't just come up with good ideas and agree on good ideas. this seems like we're back to being republicans are democrats. i am an american. i was not able to love for the person i wanted to in this last election because of the rules and oklahoma are so harsh. a big problem, i think it would be ed kennedy headed defund the federal government. most of the stuff we do at the local level seems to be doing okay. i have an idea that maybe if we started estate paying our federal taxes to the state and lead in the state defined, we might get something done that way. my question is. i have a lot of things, and i don't expect it listened all of them. my big question is, i don't think a lot of people understand since 1970 the fed has created our currency out of nothing but thin air. and the only reason we have been able to go on as long as we have is because it is the world's currency. and once people decide to quit taking american dollars, which looks li
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2013 10:00am EDT
the process of diplomatic engagement. even after i spoke with president obama before the weekend. i called president putin on monday and had a long discussion with him about the issue. we're a a long way apart. the one issue e agree about is get the georgia geneva process going. the assurance i can give him. if there was any action, it would be immediately taken other biff running a political process once again, and britain will do everything in the power to make it happen. let me answer a final question that has been pushed in the debate over recent days. and that is the question of whether this will risk radicalizing more young muslims including people in britain. it's a vital question and not asked enough in 2003. it was asked in the national security council yesterday and we received considered able analysis from the counterterrorism expert. one is there in no room for complacency. the legal proportion of unfocused action proposed will not be a significant new course of really a callization and extremism. young muslim in the region and here in britain are looking at the pictures of mus
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 5:00pm EDT
and the steps that were taken during the obama administration and the steps by the federal reserve the steps collectively hadn't been taken i believe we would have gone into a depression. so i think it is a small price to be paid the additional debt that was taken. as much as i hate that. there was a concern about the debt that was occurring and i was first elected back in 1986i was deeply concerned about the trajectory that the country was on for the record deficits today with respect to domestic spending that is really not the problem. in 1968, 69 we were up almost 14% of gdp and the domestic discretionary spending by 1998 it was down to 6%. the domestic discretionary spending was dramatically reduced. in 2012 that was back out to just over 8% of gdp somewhere close to where it was in 68 or 69. under the budget control act we are going to go down to 5% of gdp by 2022, a record low. so it's not appropriate account in my judgment where the account access. the problem exists in my judgment. the health care accounts back in 1970 were headed down the trajectory for 12% of gdp and the health car
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2013 10:00am EDT
. [inaudible conversations] >> president obama arriving at in this hour in buffalo where he is beginning a two-day bus trip through upstate new york and pennsylvania highlighting his proposals for making college education more affordable. in a speech that you can watch live here at c-span2, it's set for 11:05 this morning, he will unveil a number of measures including tuition costs, graduation rates and the average earning of graduates. for more on the president's bus tour, we spoke with a "usa today" reporter. >> host: mr. jackson, could you kind of highlight some to have message that the president will bring, especially a new take on how colleges should be ranked and how that ties to financial aid. >> guest: exactly, yes. this is the latest in a series of speeches he's been giving on the middle class, and this week's topic, as you mentioned, is college affordability. and he's going to outline a revamped plan for how to reduce those costs. first of all, it involves what he calls payment for performance. as you mentioned, he's going to the propose that colleges be ranked in terms of how they'r
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 9:00am EDT
one to be a little less definitive in its war aims. but in 2010 president obama started to move a little bit away from that robust rhetorical emphasis on two wars, and i think he was correct to do that because saddam hussein was gone. and even though iraq is obviously still very turbulent, it's much less likely to be an overland invasion threat to its neighbors. iran's still there in the middle east, obviously, but it's also relatively unlikely to be an invasion threat. it could be a lot of other kinds of threat, but probably not an invasion threat. so that was 2010. then in 2012 in this famous defense strategic guidance that we're referring to, the january guidance, the administration softened a little further and talked about that second war perhaps not really needing to be, you know, thought of as an all-out war at all. although there was still the notion that you might have to punish a second aggressor and maybe wait for the first war to be concluded before we could really deal with it properly. so there's some semantics here. >> it's like playing with reality. >> a little b
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2013 10:00am EDT
. the obama administration is condemning the state of emergency law imposed by each of the military government. deputy press secretary read a statement today at a briefing at martha's vineyard where president obama is vacationing. >> the united states strongly condemns the use of violence against protesters in egypt. we extend our condolences to the families of those have been killed, and to the injured. we have repeatedly called on egyptian military and security forces to show restraint, and the for the government to respect the universal rights of its citizens, just as we were urge protesters to demonstrate peacefully. the violence will only make it more difficult to move in egypt forward on a path to lasting stability and democracy. and ron streck the counter to the pledges by the interim government to pursue reconciliation. we also strongly oppose a return to a state of emergency law, and call on the government to respect basic human rights, such as freedom of peaceful assembly and due process under the law. the world is watching what is happening in cairo. we urge the government of egypt,
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2013 10:00am EDT
. president obama is scheduled to speak at 2:45 eastern and we have all the event live right now on c-span. peer on c-span2 we will be live at noon eastern with a discussion by travel industry representatives, proposed changes to online travel purchases, a congressional internet caucus advisory meeting holds a hearing on capitol hill, the transportation department is proposing to require airlines to disclose their fees. at 2:00 eastern with a live again, and president obama heading to russia for the g 20 summit for the brookings institution, to look at issues between the two nations including policy towards syria. all this week, 7:15 eastern on c-span2 we are featuring washington journal's spotlight on magazines. atlantic magazine correspondent james fallows wrote about california governor jerry brown. >> in our original series' first ladies, influence and image, we look at the public and private lives of the women who served as first lady during the nation's first 1 twelve years and as we move into the modern era we will feature the first ladies in their own words. >> human rights wo
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2013 10:00am EDT
think that president obama's apparatus in both of the last elections showed that there is a way to organize and include a lot of people. and get people out to vote. so i think there are a lot of specific things that need to be done. i think that mostly what we have to do is keep on doing what we were doing in the fence of fighting every time -- in the sense of fighting every time we see a voter suppression action, we fight it. >> [inaudible] >> change, for all these reasons. and i think that the voting, voting, the desire to vote t is improving. the activity is more likely to take place. what we need is to have a sharp policy agenda that a people can attach their democratic participation to. >> christian, we have an optimistic panel. everybody join me -- [applause] >> that concludes our third panel. i'd now like to invite up to the stage the inspiration behind this project on behalf of the economic policy institute. our director of the program on race, ethnicity and the economy, mr. algernon austin. [applause] >> hello, hello. thank you all for your participation here today. thi
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2013 2:00pm EDT
freedom ring ceremony will be featuring remarks by president obama. we will have live coverage of approximately 11 a.m. eastern time on our companion network c-span as well as c-span radio. ahead of wednesday's ceremony celebrating the march on washington 50 years ago, the kellogg foundation hosted an event on race in america. we'll show the entire conversation later on the networks, but here's a preview. >> i think mark raised the question, point out the voting rights is a key issue on the minds of so many people. we've seen, i guess the question i would put out is where to go next based on this? what is next? >> the folks -- we focus right now, focus on three or four big things. we've got to get comprehensive immigration reform through. we have to get section four of the voting rights act restored. we have to raise the minimum wage and perhaps quite frankly race it-ever have before. and then folks are okasan stand your ground law's and racial profiling. and the agenda that comes after the trayvon martin tragedy and, frankly, some of the other tragedies. tragedies. those are f
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 12:00pm EDT
in the last election, and president obama's vote totals. naturally, overwhelming support for the president from african-americans. and over 70% of the hispanic voters voted for president obama. but that wasn't the second strongest group for the president. the second strongest group were asian-americans. asian-americans view this issue very personally too. they're immigrants to this country. asian-americans voted in higher percentages for the president than hispanic americans. so if, you know, a fellow like john mccain is a very honest man and comes forward and says there are parts of america where the republican party doesn't have a chance if we don't identify ourselves on the right side of immigration reform. and he has been very open bit. he said those words. john as the credentials to speak when it comes to that and i think if the republicans in the house do not respond to this issue, honestly, in a comprehensive way, it is going to continue to overshadow any other political issue among certain groups in america. okay? >> thank you everybody. >> let me thank, i want to again point out t
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 8:30am EDT
sent to president obama, then speaker nancy pelosi, and the majority leader hoyer, and during that briefing, you stated that was the first time you saw the letter; is that correct? >> that is correct. >> did anyone at irs and treasury consider that unusual circumstances of the past, specifically the election of scott brown in january of 2010 met house democrats had to pass a senate bill they knew was flawed or did not pass a bill at all? you're aware of the numbers in the senate; right? it was not going to move unless it was exactly the same bill. >> i'm aware of, generally, of the process that led up to enactment of the affordable care act, but i cannot tell you in detail whether the particular political aspects that were considered in the manner that you're suggesting. >> well, i think this is very important, ma'am, and because it is very pertinent to the law because the senate bill is very poignant to state run exchanges. it doesn't talk about federal exchanges or the states that opt out. it only talks about state exchanges, and that's what's so interesting about this conte
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 12:00pm EDT
to draw? that's why president obama in the issue state of the union, when you union, we need kind of makes a subtle point about midway through the speech, talked about enemies on our networks. enemies on our grid, and why that is so disturbing. because if there are more and undetected, they already have come whatever their intent, whatever the intent, they already have the capacity to do harm. now, i think without question the country s. after stealing our stuff the most is china. and there's evidence if you read the report, the white paper put out several months back, about the chinese and the unit in chennai and so on, there's evidence there out there, penetrating networks to steal our stuff, local property trade secrets, and the like. but, frankly, i find it hard to imagine circumstances where china would want to do something incredibly destructive to any american network, the grid, absent a far more problematic internationally five and which cyber attack is itself part of a larger package other really, really bad thing. but bear with me for a moment to imagine iran a few minutes ago. w
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2013 10:00am EDT
during the 2011 uprising. the white house yesterday announced that president barack obama will convene his national security council and cabinet-level officials next tuesday afternoon to discuss the situation in egypt and u.s. aid to the country after senator patrick leahy told news outlets yesterday that u.s. aid to egypt has been us pended. suspended. >>> human rights activist katherine maher says the u.s. may be violating international law through its use of nsa surveillance programs. she spoke as a representative of a group that has formulated new principles aimed at protecting people from unwarranted electronic surveillance. speaking at part of an event, this is 40 minutes. >> excuse me, hello. if even could come to the forward of the room, please, you can bring your food, your drinks. leads sit down, we're going to -- please sit down, we're going to get started. [inaudible conversations] like herding cats. so i wanted to welcome everyone to the new america foundation. i'm thomas gideon, i'm the director of technology at the open technology institute. oti, as some of you may know,
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm EDT
led the get out the vote rally for barack obama in the election in the back of a car. [applause] she was sitting in the back of her convertible but she registered in 1932 the year and i was born. but she is still a lurch and sharp and nobody knows her name. and i cussed out her sorority sisters because the introduced the sar ready member and didn't know who she was. so when men, it is your fault. [laughter] >> if i can say another thing, f martin luther king and i. and ralph abernathy hadn't married a little country girls from alabama, you probably would never have heard our name they made andy young and martin luther king jr. and ralph abernathy. women had never received the credit. all across the self in america even in cambridge maryland in national tennessee a woman by the name of diane nash and ella baker that called the first meeting to organize the student nonviolent coordinating committee for a woman by the name of joann robertson who was a professor at alabama state college. long before martin luther king said anything about the boycott, she took an old machine and made hund
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 9:00am EDT
to michelle obama. >> and we're live this morning for a daylong discussion on cybersecurity challenges facing the electric sector in ways industry and government can work together to protect the nation's electric grid. it's hosted by the bipartisan center here in washington d.c. speaking now is joe krueger of the bipartisan policy center. this is just getting underway. >> we expect to release a report with some recommendations for policymakers in the fall, so say tuned for that. so i'm going to stop there. thank you again for coming. thank our partners in this, eei and eric, for helping us with this workshop. one housekeeping thinking, at the end of each session we'll have time for questions, there are microphone stands set around the room, so we'd ask you to sort of come up, and introduce yourself before you ask your question. so with that, let many introduce my colleague, carie lemack, who's the director of bpc's homeland security program, and she will introduce our keynote speaker. thank you. >> good morning. well, i know you didn't all come here to listen to me, so i'm going to make this
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 12:00pm EDT
obama has canceled his meeting in moscow with russian president vladimir putin. the president will still attend the group of 20 economic summit in st. petersburg, russia, but a top white house official said the president has no plans to hold one-on-one talks with mr. piewrten while there -- mr. putin while there. .. not setting a special meeting with putin during the g20 business. >> host: let me read to you a portion of the statement from the white house press secretary that came out just about 40 minutes ago. the press secretary saying that given our lack proving guess on issues such as missile defense and arms control, trade and commercial relation, global security issues and human rights in civil society in the last 12 months we have informed the russian government we believe it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda. >> guest: of course that's right. another factor mentioned was the decision to grand asylum to snowden as well. carney saying disappointing decision to grant temporary asylum was a factor we considered in asse
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2013 2:00pm EDT
. i think that would be a sense of what president obama and president bush was trying to do in north korea. >> and so is dennis rodman a diplomat? [laughter] you know, in the strangest way, yes. [laughter] my daughter found this show on one of these hundreds of cable tv channels out there that these guys followed dennis rodman in north korea, and turns out that dennis rodman, basketball player, is the only american who had a decent conversation with kim jong un. i guess he loves basketball and the chicago bulls. who didn't love the chicago bulls when dennis rodman and scotty. -- and michael jordan was playing. if he has the slightest positive view of the united states because of dennis rodman, we'll grant him as a diplomat dennis rodman. [laughter] >> he certainly has an imagination. [laughter] what role can diplomacy play in the post arab spring middle east? given the chaotic environment that exists there, and also the tendency toward more strict islamist government? >> i think you'll see a combination of dip city and the government being the answer for at least how the united state
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2013 10:00am EDT
of the islamist president moris. it's not clear if the bodies in the death toll or 525 people. president obama is due to make a statement shortly on the egyptian violence. we will have his comments live on c-span expected in about ten minutes from now at 10:15 eastern. the president is speaking from martha's vineyard where he and his family have been vacationing. again lie of at 10:15 eastern on c-span. tonight on the town hall we are asking who do you think this represents the future we will get established and up-and-coming political figures and ask republicans, democrats and third party supporters to call in and tell us who they are watching and looking to lead their party in the next presidential election and beyond. here is a preview. >> starting in 2013, this year, there are two gubernatorial races in the united states. there's new jersey where chris christie is clinging on to the 30-point lead over his democratic opponent. >> i think that he outweighs the area. [laughter] >> outweighs most. let's be clear. but he's going to win. i am a new jerseyian. there are some who are not enamored
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. [applause] [inaudible conversations] how the review will change it. >>> president obama is on his way to phoenix where we will continue a series of speeches on the economy. the associated press reports while in arizona the president will propose an overhaul to the nation's mortgage finance system, including shutting down government-backed fannie mae and freddie mac the president will outline his proposals today at a construction company in phoenix. c-span will have live coverage of the speech at 4:05:00 p.m. eastern. >>> each day this week while congress is on recess we'll bring encore q&a at 7:00 eastern here on c-span2. today the cocorrect tore of the documentary, detropia to look at decline of the auto industry and the loss of more than half of detroit's population as a result. 8:00 eastern, booktv in prime time. tonight the focus on book fairs and festivals of the past year, including a discussion from the harlem book fair, and a look at the book, "stalin secrets," author ann romney and a book about whitty bulger. we'll -- >> i'm not some sort of anti-suburb person who thinks ever
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 5:00pm EDT
control to use your network for destruction or destructive purposes. so that is why president obama mr. state of the union, when he makes this cyberpoint, he talks about enemies on our networks. enemies on our grid. and why that is so disturbing. because of their armor and undetected, whatever their intent, they already have the capacity to do harm. without question the country out there stealing our stuff the most is china. and there is evidence about the chinese, there is evidence that they are under industrial control networks, as well as penetrating networks and negotiating positions and the like. but frankly i find it hard to imagine circumstances where china would want to do something incredibly destructive to any american network. the great absent that is far more problematic in which the cyberattack is part of a larger package. the bear with me for a moment. i mentioned around. what would prompt them, a very bright nation, what would prompt them to try to inflict economic pain it is limited kinetic action against iranian nuclear facilities. you know, i'm not trying to be predic
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm EDT
that obama has not brought this whole thing up. it would be difficult enough in normal times, and our times have gotten way abnormal since the tea party has come on the scene. i have little faith that america will come back together. i think we're headed more in the direction of middle east countries with factions at each other's throat. i'm sorry to say, but i don't see where we're going go. i don't know whether having white become a minority by the middle of the century as other populations are growing will help at all. but i'm sorry, i have seen other countries where populations were not friendly with each other. i can't believe how quickly we have gone from a real functioning democracy to the state we're in now. >> thank you. >> next question. please keep your questions brief. you can make comments, but keep those brief as well. >> thank you very much for this forum. i appreciate it. my question is in reference to the comment dr. bailey in the recent discussions that some of the talks and inspirations min -- could have, should have, and maybe right now that you could just -- [inaudible]
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 9:00am EDT
administrations. when the obama administration succeeded in getting the clap the case thrown out for lack of standing, it said the plan has no evidence that there is large-scale collection or dragnet surveillance or anything to do with her temptation could possibly been selected. that is absolutely true, but it doesn't look so good in retrospect. why not allow any of the 18 new lawsuits, including one by the electronic privacy information center, whose director isn't here, say we want to test the lawfulness of a claim that all american record could possibly be relevant to an authorized investigation. why a post that? why not let the supreme court make a decision on that? >> well, the supreme court has ruled, has it not, that business records of companies are not fourth amendment protected information, write? the pieces of this have gotten into the outside court. but what i would say is that when you get the operations like intelligence operations like military operations in which you require a degree of secrecy to be effective for the larger job, you come up with alternative procedures to
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2013 2:00pm EDT
an opportunity to speak to the president, president obama writes be did he is not the president here. >> right as he was departing to mexico. and, of course, we talked about immigration reform, and i of course wanted to talk about it from an economic perspective. that was fantastic. so i said, the reality of it is you wouldn't be mr. president if it were not for the hispanic vote. never in history of this country has the hispanic community played such a critical role in electing an american president. perhaps more interesting, never again will the be an american president without quoting hispanic vote. but the reality of it is that as leader of the nation, i implore you to please begin to change the narrative that has for time immemorial defined the relationship between mexico, latin america and the united states. >> not just with mexico. >> we open up our opportunities and we participate in the world market, everybody benefits. >> every time i hear about it, and again these are the facts, but every time i hear about it, the narrative has got worse like illegal immigration and drug wars and bo
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 2:00pm EDT
dinner several months ago with president obama and the provost around the table. the president was talking about one area where he thinks the republicans are willing to work with us tonight is on infrastructure. that is an important opening because if we get that done, that is a big deal. there are so many pros that need work in rhode island. there are so many bridges that are past their appropriate life or need, repair and maintenance. there's so much water work that needs to be done, both sewage and clean water that needs to be done. nationally because $600 billion worth of water work we could be doing. we've got 6 billion of it done, 1%. there is a lot more. we need to do it sooner or later. it will help rhode island more than other states because we've got a lot of a lot of old infrastructure. we need their jobs. we need to get after that. i think that is an important window and i'm working to find awake to get a good infrastructure bill through the senate. we've got a water infrastructure bill through and we need to get other ones as well for rosen urges. the last thing i
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 10:00am EDT
backgrounds or qualifications and this is true for the obama administration and the bush administration is a work on the campaign. should that be allowed? >> you want to try to find talent where you can and match it up for those jobs. the public affairs offices actually do work for the people who are elected and answerable to them in the cases where there are political appointees. i was a political appointee. i don't think you can change the whole structure of government the way. i encourage any administration to find the best talent for these jobs because they're critical importance. on the e-mail thing i will tell you a story. i got into a fight with bloomberg when i was at the white house and they started a policy that drives me crazy with flags the only communicate -- it is all full but there are times when you are in a meeting and the bloomberg reporter would be e-mail and say ask for response and i am in the middle of a meeting in the roosevelt room and respond and they started publishing e-mail response and i got very angry with them. never afraid to talk to reporters and first o
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Aug 19, 2013 2:00pm EDT
. tonight on "the communicators" at eight eastern on c-span2. >> last year, president obama sign a number that called for deferred action for some undocumented young people who came to the u.s. as children and have pursued education or military service. a year later, the center for progress hosted a panel looking at the results, successes and challenges, of that initiative. and how coul it could impact th. immigration system. this is an hour and a half. >> hello everybody. thank you for coming today. my name is philip wolgin and i'm a senior policy analyst for immigration at the center for american progress. we are very excited to be hosting this event on the first anniversary of the deferred action for childhood arrivals, or daca directed. just one year ago today uscis began accepting applications for daca which is pretty remarkable considering president obama had only announced the directed three months earlier in june 2013. daca represents a new usage of executive authority and path to the discretion to prioritize the u.s. immigration enforcement focuses on, namely, criminals, rather t
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Aug 15, 2013 5:00pm EDT
than a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, unquote. president obama has acknowledged that shorter duration loans hold advantages for many borrowers like proposing last year, expanded loan refinance program where borrowers r quote, must agree to refinance into a loan with no more than a 20-year term, unquote. many americans who seek to own a home find themselves selling their property before they build some, if any, equity in in the property leaving the situation to being akin to being a renter, pays thousands, agrees to do the maintenance, and has to pay the property taxes. there is no one-size-fits all mortgage in america. some opponents claim that sufficient private sector capital does not exist to fill a post-government guarantee void. that begs several questions. number one, why are equity markets two and a half times the size of our mortgage markets, and yet they exist without any guarantee. government or otherwise. just how much capital is sufficient for housing finance? i don't know the answer to the question, and i suspect no one in this audience does either, but what i know is tha
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Aug 2, 2013 5:00pm EDT
c-span three. the obama administration released a document about the national and the justice department testified about the administration's use of the foreign intelligence surveillance act to gather information on u.s. citizens. from the senate judiciary committee, this is just under two and a half hours. >> good morning. today the judiciary committee will scrutinize government surveillance programs connected on the foreign intelligence actor for fisa. congress has repeatedly expanded the scope of fisa and has given the power to collect information on the law-abiding americans. we must carefully consider whether they have gone too far. last month, they learned for the first time that one of these authorities, section 215 of the u.s. a patriot act has been secretly interpreted to authorize unprecedented on scale. information was also leaked about the section 702 on fisa which authorizes the nsa to collect the communications of the forerunners -- foreigners overseas. i am concerned about the potential damage capabilities and national security. it's appropriate to hold people a
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Aug 2, 2013 9:00am EDT
by the bush administration and the final days of their term and the steps that were taken during the obama administration and the steps by the federal reserve, those steps collectively had not been taken i believe we would have gone into a depression. so, i think it's a small price to be paid, the additional debt that was taken on as much as i hate debt. and i do have a very big problem in seeing -- concerned about the debt that was occurring when i was first elected back in 1986. i was deeply concerned about the trajectory the country was on them, headed for record deficits and debt. with respect to the domestic spending, that's really not the problem. 1968 and 69 we were at almost 14% of gdp in domestic discretionary spending. by 1998 that was down to 6% so domestic discretionary spending was dramatically reduced. in 2012 that was back up to just over 8% of gdp so nowhere close to where it was back in 68 or 69 and under the budget control act we are going to go down to 5% of gdp by 2022, a record low. so that is not in the appropriated in my judgment where the problem exists. the problem
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Aug 2, 2013 12:00pm EDT
to michelle obama. >>> you are watching c-span2. now we are ready to show a portion of this morning's washington journal, a discussion on the keystone xl pipeline. >> on your screen as congressman terrie republican from nebraska and the commerce committee in his eighth term. we were talking about the budget process in the first segment of the washington journal and the fact that the congress is leaving and there's budget issues coming out and a potential shutdown on august 1st. what are your thoughts? >> this happens every year this time of year we would start one without the continuing resolution because the appropriation bills have not been passed. we have four or five in the house struggling even beyond that. so, it just means september is going to be an interesting months. >> why does it happen every year and would you like to see happen in september? >> it happens every year because there are different interests and different philosophies on passing appropriations bills between the house and the senate. so it seems like we always get to this point but this year is more dramatic
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Aug 1, 2013 12:00pm EDT
way to get the job done. president obama certainly is treated more fairly in the first year of his second term than senate democrats treated president bush in 2005. it is not clear to me how allowing more votes and more hearings than president bush got in an entire year amounts to -- quote -- "unprecedented delays and obstruction." the presiding officer: all time for debate has expired. mr. grassley: i ask people to sphroart this nomination. mr. leahy: madam president, i ask consent for 30 seconds. the presiding officer: without objection. the senator from vermont is recognized. mr. leahy: i believe we should act quickly to reduce the number of judicial vacancies. 11 of the 12 current judicial nominees before the senate reported by voice vote on the judiciary committee, republicans and democrats voting together. there is no reason why we couldn't consider all 12 today, along with mr. chen. if we work together, then we can fulfill the needs of the federal judiciary. have the yeas and nays been ordered? the presiding officer: they have not. mr. leahy: i request the yeas and nays. the
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